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Boehm Foundation records, 1963-2004, bulk 1993-2002

Summary Information

Abstract

This collection consists of the records of the Boehm Foundation, a philanthropic organization that provided grants primarily to fund groups devoted to promoting democratic government and civil rights. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence, grant proposals, and printed materials related to these individual grants and the grantee organizations. There is also a small amount of administrative material, including financial reports, internal memos, and board meeting minutes.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1425
Bib ID 5486657 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Boehm Foundation (New York, N.Y.)
Title Boehm Foundation records, 1963-2004, bulk 1993-2002
Physical Description 18 linear feet (36 boxes)
Language(s) English .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in three series.

Description

Scope and Content

The Boehm Foundation Records consist overwhelmingly of files pertaining to the grants that the Foundation administered. While the subject matter of these files varies somewhat, almost all of the files contain correspondence between the Foundation and the grantee organization. Many of them include supplemental information from the grantee organization such as annual reports, brochures, flyers, publications, etc., which in most cases indicate the ways in which the Foundation's grant was spent.

In addition to material related to specific grant projects, there is also a small but significant amount of the Boehm Foundation's administrative files. These include financial reports, internal memos, board meeting agendas, letter templates, grant application forms, and brochures, among other material.

  • Series I: Administrative Records, 1963-2003, 1979-2003

    This series is composed largely of financial records of the Boehm Foundation, including its annual reports and dockets from the quarterly board meetings at which grant decisions were finalized. It also includes a number of documents which detail the various trust arrangements related to the Foundation and the membership of its board of trustees. Lastly, this series contains a variety of material related to the business of running the Foundation, including its promotional materials (with grant guidelines), letter templates, internal memos, and staff lists, among other items. Material in this series is organized by subject, with one exception: a binder included in the collection has been deconstructed for preservation purposes, but its varied contents remain together.

  • Series II: Special Projects, 1982-2003

    While the vast majority of the grants given out by the Boehm Foundation from 1982-2003 were small grants that were up for renewal on an annual basis, there were a few groups that the Foundation funded at a far higher monetary level and in multi-year terms. The special consideration given by the Boehm Foundation to the organizations in this series can in most cases be explained by the personal relationship Robert Boehm shared with these organizations. For example, he was the long-time chairperson of the board for the Center for Constitutional Rights and served for a time as the treasurer of the Lawyers' Committee on Nuclear Policy. Two of the long-term projects appearing in this series were scholarship funds established in the name of Boehm's daughter, Nancy Boehm-Coster, after her death in 1991.

    Material in this series is organized alphabetically according to the names of the programs or organizations funded by the Boehm Foundation.

  • Series III: Annual Grants, 1988-2004

    This series comprises both the bulk of material contained in this collection and the primary business conducted by the Boehm Foundation: records concerning the Foundation's disbursement of small grants to a variety of non-profit organizations pursuing social and political change. The records consist largely of correspondence between grantee organizations and the Boehm Foundation. Since many groups included supplementary material in their correspondence such as annual reports or news clippings, this material is also found throughout the series.

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Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Boehm Foundation records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Materials

An oral history of Robert and Frances Boehm has been conducted by the Columbia University Oral History Research Office and is being processed. Please contact OHRO regarding its availability.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

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Processing Information

This collection was processed by Nicholas Patrick Osborne (GSAS 2012). Finding aid written by Nicholas Patrick Osborne in February 2008.

Finding aid written by Nicholas Patrick Osborne in February 2008.

Collection is processed to folder level.

Revision Description

2008-11-07 File created.

2009/01/15 xml document instange created by Patrick Lawlor

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Subject

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"CUL Collections:"
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"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
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Austermiller, Judy Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Boehm Foundation (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Boehm, Frances Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Boem, Robert Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Center for Constitutional Rights (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Institute for Policy Studies Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lawyers' Committee on Nuclear Policy Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Non-profit institutions in America Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Philanthropists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

The Boehm Foundation was born in 1962 when Louis Boehm, a successful lawyer and real estate investor from New York City, died and set aside one million dollars of his estate to aid future "deserving scholars." Boehm's son, Robert, and several family friends used the bequest to start the Louis Boehm Foundation in 1963, the same year that Robert and his wife Frances organized the Lillian Boehm Foundation. Named after and funded in part by Robert's mother, the Lillian Boehm Foundation was established, according to an early mission statement, in order "to assist in efforts to bring about important and meaningful social change... in the interest of a more democratic society." The Louis and Lillian Boehm Foundations merged in 1978 to become simply the "Boehm Foundation" and the goals of aiding young scholars and activists as well as promoting social change and democracy continued to guide the Foundation's business through 2004 when it distributed its last grants.

The progressive nature of the Boehm Foundation was somewhat ironic considering that Louis Boehm was relatively conservative in comparison to his son. At one point in the 1930s, for example, he even helped Robert travel to the Soviet Union in the hopes of "disillusioning" him about the potential of radical politics. Yet despite Louis' best efforts, Robert became ever more committed to the political left. After graduating first from Dartmouth and then Columbia University Law School, Robert went to work in his father's law firm. While there he met his future wife, Frances, who was as a secretary in the firm. Their first date was at a 1938 rally held in Madison Square Garden where the featured speaker was Earl Browder, the head of the American Communist Party. Known by acquaintances as Bob and Fran throughout their lives, they married in 1939.

Not only did 1938 see Bob and Fran Boehm meet, it also saw Bob join the National Lawyers' Guild (NLG), an interracial coalition of progressive lawyers that was founded in 1937 in order to defend civil liberties. Boehm remained a member of the NLG throughout his life, but his role as a legal activist was most prominent in his close association with the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), an advocacy group that was founded to aid the United States Civil Rights Movement. (It later defended rioters at Attica prison in 1971, protested United States intervention in Central America, and supported prisoners held by the US at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, among other causes.) Active with CCR from its founding in 1966, Boehm was its chairperson of the board for most of the 1990s and until his death in 2006. Though not a lawyer herself, Fran Boehm became a fixture at many of the trials, conferences, and protests in which these and other groups were involved, and her legacy of activism developed along with Bob Boehm's through the US civil rights, women's rights, and peace movements of the second half of the twentieth century.

Bob and Fran started the Boehm Foundation within this context of political, legal, and social activism. Because the Foundation remained a small organization to the end, the Boehm's backgrounds and contemporaneous activities proved highly influential in determining the course of its development. Throughout the Boehm Foundation's life, it often gave far more substantial grants to groups like the NLG and CCR than to its other projects. As one brochure from the 1990s put it, the Boehm Foundation "provided substantial and on-going support to several organizations with which it has special historical relationships" while its regular grants were evaluated on an annual basis and were generally for considerably lower dollar amounts. Such "special historical relationships" were ensured by the fact that in the early years of the Louis Boehm Foundation, Bob Boehm looked to friends like Bernie Fischman--his one-time law partner--to serve as trustees and help identify worthy projects for the Foundation's attention. Frances had been a trustee of the Lillian Boehm Foundation from its beginning, and she remained a trustee of the newly-formed Boehm Foundation in 1978. In part to ensure the familial nature of the Foundation, the Boehms' three daughters, Diane Boehm, Nancy Boehm (later Boehm-Coster), and Wendy Olesker were all named replacement trustees in 1978 on the contingency that one of the current trustees died.

The late 1970s were an important turning point for the Boehm Foundation, and not simply because of the 1978 merger. It was in these years that Nancy Boehm-Coster started to take an interest in the operations of the Foundation, eventually becoming a trustee in 1980. Bob Boehm later said that it was Nancy's insistence around this time that the organization should become "more formal" that really spurred the development of the Foundation from an ad hoc family institution to a professional philanthropic group.

As Bob Boehm described it, Nancy felt that "the people who... [ran the Foundation] should be changed every few years, and there shouldn't be a monopoly of just those particular people, and we should have regular elections, and that women should be included on the board, not just men." In addition to these changes, Nancy Boehm-Coster became the first Executive Director of the Boehm Foundation in 1984. In this role, she was responsible for processing grant applications, organizing and running board meetings, and corresponding with grantees, among other tasks. She held the role until her death from cancer in 1991. Upon her death, Judy Austermiller--a Boehm Foundation trustee since 1984--took over as the only other Executive Director the Foundation ever had, serving (except for a one-year sabbatical during which June Makela was the acting Executive Director) until its dissolution in 2004.

As part of the Boehm Foundation's formalization during this period, it began to more actively seek new applicants and organizations to aid. An important aspect of this project was the Foundation's efforts to better define its mission. As one call for grants from the early 1990s explained, the Boehm Foundation's two main principles are that "the educational, spiritual and creative aspects of humankind can only be developed when the full range of human rights are protected and respected" and that "the best interests of a society are advanced in an atmosphere which encourages the free flow of ideas and information and which discourages secrecy and censorship." Fueled by a belief that "it is organized and collective efforts" as opposed to individual action "that will most effectively and meaningfully fulfill these aims" the Boehm Foundation prioritized projects which were "advancing democracy and human rights in the U.S." and "advancing peace and international human rights." Insistent throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s--as it had been from its origin--that the Foundation should focus on helping multiple emerging and often small groups that could find funding from few other sources, the brochure further explained that the Foundation's grants ranged from "$500 to $15,000" and that "the average grant is $3,500.".

By the 1990s, the Boehm Foundation was giving out sixty-five to eighty grants per year (not including its "special projects"). But by mid-1999, Austermiller sensed that a reevaluation of the Boehm Foundation's priorities might be in order. As she noted in an internal memo from August of that year, two changes had begun to shape the Foundation: as more groups applied for funding each year, the backlog of unevaluated applications was growing larger and larger; at the same time, the Boehms were increasingly giving out larger grants, both through the Boehm Foundation and in their private gifts. With these observations, a series of board meetings and retreats were held to discuss the future of the Boehm Foundation.

Out of this evaluative process came the last incarnation of the Boehm Foundation. In early 2001, the Foundation sent out a letter to grant applicants explaining that the Foundation was now channeling its gifts to two types of groups: "grassroots organizations that are developing new leadership through work on specific public/private policy campaigns" and "statewide, regional or national organizations that provide support to progressive grassroots public policy campaigns." The first of these two grant categories were known as "New Leaders Grants" and were intended to be "two-year general support grants ranging in size from $7,500 to $10,000 per year." Grants falling into the second category were called "Capacity Building Grants" and were designed as "two- or three-year grants ranging in size from $25,000 to $50,000 per year." The Foundation committed to making approximately twelve New Leaders grants and two Capacity Building grants annually.

In a sense, the creation of the New Leaders and Capacity Building programs represented a formalization of past practices rather than a distinct change in the mission of the Boehm Foundation. After all, it had often given large multi-year grants to a few organizations in the past while focusing the bulk of its resources on an assortment of smaller groups. In retrospect, however, the creation of these two programs--and the much larger amounts of their grants--suggests that the trustees of the Boehm Foundation recognized at least the possibility that the Foundation might be nearing the end of its life. Indeed, it was at about the same time that the Foundation was formally instituting these guidelines that the Boehms and Judy Austermiller also began to discuss the long-term future of the organization.

Bob Boehm turned 86 in 2000, and in that year the Foundation commissioned an independent study to suggest ways for the final disposition of its holdings. Though several plans that would have enabled the continuation of the Boehm Foundation in the event of its founders' deaths (including the establishment of a permanent endowment) were proposed, the Boehms had settled by 2003 on dismantling the Boehm Foundation. The final installments of its multi-year grants were disbursed in 2004, more than forty years after the Louis Boehm and Lillian Boehm Foundations were established.

Even without the Boehm Foundation, Bob and Fran continued to give large gifts to favored organizations and stayed active in many of their other pursuits, especially the Center for Constitutional Rights. Indeed, Bob remained the chairperson of the board of CCR until just a few months before his death. After a lifetime devoted to progressive causes, Frances Boehm died in February 2006; Robert Boehm followed in December of that year.

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Series I: Administrative Records, 1963-2003, 1979-2003

This series is composed largely of financial records of the Boehm Foundation, including its annual reports and dockets from the quarterly board meetings at which grant decisions were finalized. It also includes a number of documents which detail the various trust arrangements related to the Foundation and the membership of its board of trustees. Lastly, this series contains a variety of material related to the business of running the Foundation, including its promotional materials (with grant guidelines), letter templates, internal memos, and staff lists, among other items. Material in this series is organized by subject, with one exception: a binder included in the collection has been deconstructed for preservation purposes, but its varied contents remain together.



Box 1 Folder 1 Administrative Binder--Grant Guidelines, Correspondence, Letter Templates, Minutes, Board Member Lists, and Awards, circa, 1991-2003


Box 1 Folder 2-4 Annual Financial Statements, 1980-2001


Box 1 Folder 5 Annual Reports, 1983-1988


Board of Trustees


Box 1 Folder 6 Biographies, Reports, Correspondence, 1992-2001


Box 1 Folder 7 Board of Trustees Memoranda, 1994-1999



Box 2 Folder 1 Memoranda, 2000-2001


Box 2 Folder 2 Minutes (with Dockets), 1981-1994


Box 2 Folder 3 Boehm Foundation Financial Holdings, 1978 December 27


Box 2 Folder 4-10 Dockets, 1984-1990



Box 3 Folder 1-7 Dockets, 1991-1997



Box 4 Folder 1-5 Dockets, 1998-2002


Box 4 Folder 6 Grant Guidelines, circa, 1990s


Box 4 Folder 7 Grant Guidelines (Revised) and Long-Term Plan Development, 1999-2001


Box 4 Folder 8 Grant Lists, 1979-1987


Grant Lists, 1989-2001



Box 5 Folder 1 1989-1995


Box 5 Folder 2 1996-2001


Box 5 Folder 3 Trust Agreements and Financial Information, 1963-2001

Series II: Special Projects, 1982-2003

While the vast majority of the grants given out by the Boehm Foundation from 1982-2003 were small grants that were up for renewal on an annual basis, there were a few groups that the Foundation funded at a far higher monetary level and in multi-year terms. The special consideration given by the Boehm Foundation to the organizations in this series can in most cases be explained by the personal relationship Robert Boehm shared with these organizations. For example, he was the long-time chairperson of the board for the Center for Constitutional Rights and served for a time as the treasurer of the Lawyers' Committee on Nuclear Policy. Two of the long-term projects appearing in this series were scholarship funds established in the name of Boehm's daughter, Nancy Boehm-Coster, after her death in 1991.

Material in this series is organized alphabetically according to the names of the programs or organizations funded by the Boehm Foundation.


Center for Constitutional Rights, 1988-2003


Box 5 Folder 4 1988-1989


Box 5 Folder 5 1990-1991


Box 5 Folder 6 1992-1995



Box 6 Folder 1 1996


Box 6 Folder 2 1997-1998


Box 6 Folder 3 1998-1999


Box 6 Folder 4 2000-2001


Box 6 Folder 5 2001-2003



Box 7 Folder 1 Columbia Law School Summer Human Rights Internship Program, 1986-1990


Box 7 Folder 2 CUNY Law School at Queens College, 1990-2002


Box 7 Folder 3 Dartmouth College Boehm Foundation Scholarship, 1992-2002


Box 7 Folder 4-5 Dartmouth College Nancy Boehm Coster Public Policy Career Encouragement Program,, 1994-2000


Institute for Policy Studies, 1982-2000


Box 7 Folder 6 1982-1990


Box 7 Folder 7 1990-1992



Box 8 Folder 1 1993-1997


Box 8 Folder 2 1997-2000


Box 8 Folder 3 Folder (Containing Programs, News Clippings, Etc.), circa, 1996-1999


Lawyers' Committee on Nuclear Policy, 1987-2001


Box 8 Folder 4 1987-1997


Box 8 Folder 5 1997-2000


Box 8 Folder 6 2001



Box 9 Folder 1-2 State University of New York at Albany Fellowship on Women and Public Policy--Nancy Boehm Coster Fellows,, 1990-1994

Series III: Annual Grants, 1988-2004

This series comprises both the bulk of material contained in this collection and the primary business conducted by the Boehm Foundation: records concerning the Foundation's disbursement of small grants to a variety of non-profit organizations pursuing social and political change. The records consist largely of correspondence between grantee organizations and the Boehm Foundation. Since many groups included supplementary material in their correspondence such as annual reports or news clippings, this material is also found throughout the series.


Subseries 3.1: Summary Material, 1994-1999

This subseries provides an insight into both the administrative side of the Boehm Foundation and its grant-giving process, by including checklists for each grantee organization of relevant data about their application such as the date it was submitted and the amount of money given by the Boehm Foundation. Internal Revenue Service rulings certifying that the grantee organizations had non-profit status for the purposes of the Boehm Foundation's gifts are also present in many cases.

The material in this subseries is organized in chronological order.


Box 9 Folder 3 Grant Checklists, 1994


Box 9 Folder 4 Grant Checklists, A-I, 1997


Box 9 Folder 5 Grant Checklists, L-Y, 1997


Box 9 Folder 6 Grant Checklists, A-K, 1998


Box 9 Folder 7 Grant Checklists, L-Y, 1998


Box 9 Folder 8 Grant Checklists, A-K, 1999


Box 9 Folder 9 Grant Checklists, L-Y, 1999


Subseries 3.2: Annual Grants, 1988-2002

The Boehm Foundation gave out hundreds of small (usually valued at $5,000 or less) one-year grants from 1988-2003. This subseries contains information pertaining to those grants, including a substantial amount of correspondence between the Boehm Foundation and their various grantee organizations. The records in this subseries include letters of inquiry, grant proposals, progress reports, and letters of gratitude. Many of the grantee organizations also included with their correspondence supplementary materials such as publications, flyers, or news clippings relating to the group. In most cases, these materials have been arranged alongside the letters with which they were enclosed.

The material in this subseries is arranged according to the individual grants made by the Boehm Foundation in any given year. Therefore, although correspondence about a given grant might extend to both the year before it was given (often the case with letters of inquiry) and the year after (often the case with status reports), all of the information about any particular grant is arranged according to the grantee organization's name in the year in which the Boehm Foundation made its gift. Please note that any grantee organization named after a person takes the last name of the person for purposes of alphabetization. For example, the "Paul Robeson Fund for Independent Media" is alphabetized under "R," for "Robeson."


Annual Grants, A-C, 1988-1990



Box 10 Folder 1 Achievement Scholarship Program, 1989


Box 10 Folder 1 Africa Fund, 1988


Box 10 Folder 1 Agendas International, 1990


Box 10 Folder 1 American Friends of the Hebrew University, 1989


Box 10 Folder 1 American-Israeli Civil Liberties Coalition, 1989


Box 10 Folder 1 Association for Civil Rights in Israel, 1989


Box 10 Folder 1 Bill of Rights Foundation, 1988


Box 10 Folder 1 Brecht Forum, 1989


Box 10 Folder 1 CCCO, 1988


Box 10 Folder 1 Center for Democratic Renewal, 1990


Box 10 Folder 1 Center for International Policy, 1989


Box 10 Folder 1 Center for Minority Achievement, 1988


Box 10 Folder 1 Center for Preventive Psychiatry, 1990


Box 10 Folder 1 James Earl Chaney Foundation, 1990


Box 10 Folder 1 Chile Humanitarian Aid, 1988


Box 10 Folder 1 Christic Institute, 1989


Annual Grants, C-H, 1987-1991


Box 10 Folder 2 Columbia Law School Paul Robeson Scholarship in Minority Legal Studies,, 1989


Box 10 Folder 2 Community Service Society, 1989


Box 10 Folder 2 Council on Economic Priorities, 1988


Box 10 Folder 2 Council on Hemispheric Affairs, 1989


Box 10 Folder 2 Daisy Foundation, 1989


Box 10 Folder 2 Disarm Education Fund, 1988


Box 10 Folder 2 Educators for Social Responsibility, 1988


Box 10 Folder 2 Empowerment Project/"COVERUP: Behind the Iran Contra Affair,", 1990


Box 10 Folder 2 El Salvador Public Information Campaign, 1990


Box 10 Folder 2 Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, 1989


Box 10 Folder 2 First District Appellate Project, 1987


Box 10 Folder 2 Friends of New Outlook, 1990


Box 10 Folder 2 Friends of Ruth Messenger, 1988


Box 10 Folder 2 Funding Exchange, 1989


Box 10 Folder 2 Givat Haviva, 1989-1990


Box 10 Folder 2 Andrew Goodman Foundation, 1989


Box 10 Folder 2 Grass Roots Events, 1990


Box 10 Folder 2 Human Serve, 1989-1990


Box 10 Folder 2 Hunter College, 1988-1991


Annual Grants, I-O, 1988-1991


Box 10 Folder 3 Independent Commission of Inquiry on the U.S. Invasion of Panama,, 1990


Box 10 Folder 3 Institute for Security and Cooperation in Outer Space, 1989-1990


Box 10 Folder 3 Institute for Technology & Development, 1989


Box 10 Folder 3 Institute for Women's Policy Research, 1989


Box 10 Folder 3 Instituto Puertorriqueño de Derechos Civiles, 1988


Box 10 Folder 3 International Foundation for Global Economic Challenge, circa, 1989


Box 10 Folder 3 Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization, 1988


Box 10 Folder 3 "In the Public Interest,", 1989


Box 10 Folder 3 Jobs With Peace Educational Fund, 1989


Box 10 Folder 3 Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy/Robert Wm. Jolly, Jr.,, 1989


Box 10 Folder 3 Long Island Alliance to Prevent Nuclear War, 1990


Box 10 Folder 3 Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute, 1989


Box 10 Folder 3 Mental Health Law Project, 1989


Box 10 Folder 3 Montefiore Medical Center, 1989-1991


Box 10 Folder 3 National Emergency Civil Liberties Committee, 1989


Box 10 Folder 3 National Women's Law Center, 1989


Box 10 Folder 3 Nation Institute, 1990


Box 10 Folder 3 New Israel Fund, 1988


Box 10 Folder 3 New York City Civil Rights Coalition, 1989


Box 10 Folder 3 New York Regional Association of Grantmakers, 1990


Box 10 Folder 3 Oxfam America, 1988


Annual Grants, P-W, 1988-1991


Box 10 Folder 4 People for the American Way, 1989


Box 10 Folder 4 Ploughshares Fund, 1988


Box 10 Folder 4 Southerners for Economic Justice, 1989


Box 10 Folder 4 United Hospital Fund, 1990


Box 10 Folder 4 Vazouez V. Jones , 1988


Box 10 Folder 4 Western States Legal Foundation, 1989


Box 10 Folder 4 Women's Peace Network/Military Families Support Network, 1991


Box 10 Folder 4 World Policy Journal, 1988


Box 10 Folder 5 Institute for Women's Policy Research, 1992-1994


Box 10 Folder 6 Penn Center Sea Islands Preservation Project, 1992


Box 10 Folder 7 Washington Office on Latin America, 1992


Box 10 Folder 8 Women and Foundations/Corporate Philanthropy Far From Done Campaign,, 1992-1993


Box 10 Folder 9 Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA), 1993-1994


Box 10 Folder 10 Campus Action, 1992-1993


Box 10 Folder 11 Empty the Shelters, 1993


Box 10 Folder 12 Freedom to Travel Campaign, 1993


Box 10 Folder 13 Haitian Refugee Center, 1993


Box 10 Folder 14 Rafael Hernandez Intermediate School, 1993


Box 10 Folder 15 Honor Our Neighbors Origins and Rights (HONOR), 1993


Box 10 Folder 16 International PEN Women's Committee, 1993


Box 10 Folder 17 League of Autonomous Bronx Organizations for Renewal (LABOR), 1993


Box 10 Folder 18 Madre , 1993


Box 10 Folder 19 Maurice and Jane Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice,, 1993


Box 10 Folder 20 Montefiore Medical Center, 1993


Box 10 Folder 21 Pacifica Radio, 1993


Box 10 Folder 22 Pacific News Service, 1993


Box 10 Folder 23 Parliamentarians for Global Action, 1993



Box 11 Folder 1 Peace Development Fund, 1993


Box 11 Folder 2 Penn Center Sea Islands Preservation Project, 1993


Box 11 Folder 3 PrairieFire Rural Action, 1993


Box 11 Folder 4 Sabana Litigation and AIDS Civil Rights Project, 1993


Box 11 Folder 5 SisterLove, Inc., 1993


Box 11 Folder 6 Social Justice Center, circa, 1993


Box 11 Folder 7 Southeast Regional Economic Justice Network, 1993


Box 11 Folder 8 Southern Center for Human Rights, 1993


Box 11 Folder 9 Southern Echo, 1993


Box 11 Folder 10 Southerners for Economic Justice, 1993


Box 11 Folder 11 Students Organizing Students (SOS), 1993


Box 11 Folder 12 Tennessee Industrial Renewal Network, 1993


Box 11 Folder 13 United States Student Association, 1993


Box 11 Folder 14 Washington Office on Latin America, 1993


Box 11 Folder 15 Western States Legal Foundation, 1993


Box 11 Folder 16 Advocates for Children of New York, Inc., 1994


Box 11 Folder 17 Africa Fund, 1994


Box 11 Folder 18 Astraea National Lesbian Action Foundation, 1994


Box 11 Folder 19 Board of Education of the City of New York, 1994


Box 11 Folder 20 Bread and Roses, 1994


Box 11 Folder 21 Campus Action, 1994


Box 11 Folder 22 Center for Caribbean Legal Studies, 1994


Box 11 Folder 23 Center for Democratic Education, 1994


Box 11 Folder 24 Center for Democratic Renewal, 1994


Box 11 Folder 25 Center for Human Rights Legal Action, 1994


Box 11 Folder 26 Center for Immigrants Rights, Inc., 1994


Box 11 Folder 27 Center ILGA Committee, 1994


Box 11 Folder 28 Central American Refugee Center (CARECEN), 1993-1994


Box 11 Folder 29 Central America Working Group, 1994


Box 11 Folder 30 Citizen Alert, 1993-1994



Box 12 Folder 1 Citizens Fund, 1993-1994


Box 12 Folder 2 Coalition for Human Dignity, 1993-1994


Box 12 Folder 3 Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES),, 1994


Box 12 Folder 4 Correctional Association of New York, 1994


Box 12 Folder 5 Council on Economic Priorities, 1994


Box 12 Folder 6 Council on Hemispheric Affairs, 1994


Box 12 Folder 7 Cuban American Committee Research and Education Fund, 1994-1995


Box 12 Folder 8 CUNY School of Law at Queens College, 1994


Box 12 Folder 9 Economists Allied for Arms Reduction (ECAAR), 1994


Box 12 Folder 10 Foundation Center, 1994


Box 12 Folder 11 Andrew Goodman Foundation, 1994


Box 12 Folder 12 Government Accountability Project (GAP), 1994


Box 12 Folder 13 Haitian Refugee Center, 1994


Box 12 Folder 14 Health Care: We Gotta Have It!, 1994


Box 12 Folder 15 Highlander Research and Education Center, 1994


Box 12 Folder 16 Honor Our Neighbors Origins and Rights (HONOR), 1994


Box 12 Folder 17 Indian Law Resource Center, 1994


Box 12 Folder 18 Institute for Security and Cooperation in Outer Space (ISCOS),, 1994


Box 12 Folder 19 Institute for Southern Studies, 1994


Box 12 Folder 20 Instituto Puertorriqueño de Derechos Civiles, 1994


Box 12 Folder 21 International Helping Hands, 1994


Box 12 Folder 22 Interns for Peace, 1994


Box 12 Folder 23 Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization, 1994


Box 12 Folder 24 Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives, 1994


Box 12 Folder 25 Louisiana Crisis Assistance Center, 1993-1994


Box 12 Folder 26 Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute, 1994


Box 12 Folder 27 Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights, 1993-1994



Box 13 Folder 1 Montana Human Rights Network, 1994


Box 13 Folder 2 Paul Robeson Fund for Independent Media, 1994


Box 13 Folder 3 Southern Center for Human Rights, 1994


Box 13 Folder 4 Southern Echo, Inc., 1994


Box 13 Folder 5 STEPS to End Family Violence, 1994


Box 13 Folder 6 Students Organizing Students (SOS), 1994


Box 13 Folder 7 Tennessee Industrial Renewal Network, 1994


Box 13 Folder 8 Women's WORLD (World Organization for Rights, Literature, and Development),, 1994


Box 13 Folder 9 Advocates for Children of New York, Inc., 1995


Box 13 Folder 10 Africa Fund, 1995


Box 13 Folder 11 American Friends Service Committee, 1995-1996


Box 13 Folder 12 Campus Action, 1995


Box 13 Folder 13 Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 1995


Box 13 Folder 14 Center for Democratic Education, 1995-1996


Box 13 Folder 15 Center for Democratic Renewal, 1995-1996


Box 13 Folder 16 Center for Human Rights Legal Action, 1995


Box 13 Folder 17 Center for Immigrants Rights, Inc., 1995


Box 13 Folder 18 Center for International Policy, 1995


Box 13 Folder 19 Center for New Community, 1995


Box 13 Folder 20 Center for Women's Global Leadership, 1994-1996


Box 13 Folder 21 Central American Refugee Center (CARECEN), 1995


Box 13 Folder 22 Coalition for Human Dignity, 1995


Box 13 Folder 23 Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence, 1994-1995


Box 13 Folder 24 Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES),, 1995


Box 13 Folder 25 Consortium on Prison Education (COPE), 1995


Box 13 Folder 26 Correctional Association of New York, 1995


Box 13 Folder 27 Council on Economic Priorities (CEP), 1995


Box 13 Folder 28 Cuba Information Project, 1995


Box 13 Folder 29 Cuban American Committee Research and Education Fund, 1995-1996


Box 13 Folder 30 CUNY School of Law at Queens College, 1995


Box 13 Folder 31 Earth Communications Radio for Peace International, 1995-1996



Box 14 Folder 1 Foundation Center, 1994-1995


Box 14 Folder 2 FREESA Development Fund for South Africa, 1995


Box 14 Folder 3 Fundación El Pitirre, 1994-1995


Box 14 Folder 4 Fund for Constitutional Government, 1994-1995


Box 14 Folder 5 Fund for Popular Education, 1995


Box 14 Folder 6 Future Leaders Network, 1994-1995


Box 14 Folder 7 Global Exchange, 1995


Box 14 Folder 8 Andrew Goodman Foundation, 1995


Box 14 Folder 9 Grassroots International, 1995


Box 14 Folder 10 Grassroots Leadership, 1995


Box 14 Folder 11 Haitian Refugee Center, 1995


Box 14 Folder 12 Health Care: We Gotta Have It!, 1995


Box 14 Folder 13 Honor Our Neighbors Origins and Rights (HONOR), 1995


Box 14 Folder 14 Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, 1994-1995


Box 14 Folder 15 Institute for Food and Development Policy, 1995


Box 14 Folder 16 Institute for Social and Cultural Communications, 1995


Box 14 Folder 17 Institute for Women's Policy Research, 1995


Box 14 Folder 18 International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission,, 1994-1996


Box 14 Folder 19 International Helping Hands, 1995


Box 14 Folder 20 Interns for Peace, 1995


Box 14 Folder 21 Irish Immigration Center, 1994-1995


Box 14 Folder 22 JusticeWorks Community, 1995


Box 14 Folder 23 Lambi Fund of Haiti, 1994-1995


Box 14 Folder 24 Latin American Studies Association, 1995



Box 15 Folder 1 Latin America Working Group (Formerly Central America Working Group),, 1995


Box 15 Folder 2 Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives, 1995


Box 15 Folder 3 Madre , 1995


Box 15 Folder 4 Madrid 1937 Abraham Lincoln Brigade Letters From The Spanish Civil War, , 1995


Box 15 Folder 5 Media Network, 1995


Box 15 Folder 6 Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute, 1995


Box 15 Folder 7 Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights, 1995-1996


Box 15 Folder 8 Montana Human Rights Network, 1995


Box 15 Folder 9 National Association for Public Interest Law (NAPIL), 1995


Box 15 Folder 10 National Coalition for Haitian Refugees (NCHR), 1994-1997


Box 15 Folder 11 National Commission for Democracy in México, USA, 1995


Box 15 Folder 12 National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, 1995


Box 15 Folder 13 National Conference of Black Lawyers, 1995-1996


Box 15 Folder 14 National Labor Committee Education Fund in Support of Worker and Human Rights in Central America,, 1995-1996


Box 15 Folder 15 National Lawyers Guild, 1995


Box 15 Folder 16 Natural Resources Defense Council, 1995


Box 15 Folder 17 Neighbor to Neighbor Education Fund, 1995-1997


Box 15 Folder 18 Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala (NISGUA), 1995


Box 15 Folder 19 New York Civil Liberties Union, 1995


Box 15 Folder 20 New Yorkers Against the Death Penalty, 1995


Box 15 Folder 21 New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault, 1995-1996


Box 15 Folder 22 Normal Nursery Research Project, 1995


Box 15 Folder 23 North American Congress on Latin America, 1995


Box 15 Folder 24 Northwest Coalition Against Malicious Harassment, 1995


Box 15 Folder 25 Parliamentarians for Global Action, 1995



Box 16 Folder 1 Political Research Associates, 1995


Box 16 Folder 2 PrairieFire Rural Action, 1995


Box 16 Folder 3 Progressive, Inc., 1995


Box 16 Folder 4 Reproductive Rights Education Project, 1994-1997


Box 16 Folder 5 Paul Robeson Fund for Independent Media, 1995-1996


Box 16 Folder 6 Southeast Regional Economic Justice Network, 1995


Box 16 Folder 7 Southern Echo, Inc., 1994-1995


Box 16 Folder 8 Southern Poverty Law Center, 1995


Box 16 Folder 9 Maurice and Jane Sugar Law Center, 1995


Box 16 Folder 10 Symphony Space, 1995


Box 16 Folder 11 Tecumseh Middle School Trip to Africa Project, 1995


Box 16 Folder 12 Tennessee Industrial Renewal Network, 1995-1996


Box 16 Folder 13 UE Research and Education Fund, 1994-1995


Box 16 Folder 14 U.S. Interreligious Committee for Peace in the Middle East, 1995


Box 16 Folder 15 Vermont International Film Festival, 1995


Box 16 Folder 16 WBAI--Pacifica Radio, 1995


Box 16 Folder 17 White Earth Land Recovery Project, 1995-1996


Box 16 Folder 18 Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, 1995


Box 16 Folder 19 Women's WORLD (World Organization for Rights, Literature & Development),, 1995


Box 16 Folder 20 World Order Models Project, 1995


Box 16 Folder 21 YouthAction, 1995



Box 17 Folder 1 Africa Fund, 1996


Box 17 Folder 2 Arise for Social Justice, 1996


Box 17 Folder 3 Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN),, 1995-1996


Box 17 Folder 4 Bennington Area Arts Council, 1996


Box 17 Folder 5 California Latino Civil Rights Network, 1996


Box 17 Folder 6 Campus Action, 1996


Box 17 Folder 7 Center for Commercial Free Public Education/UNPLUG, 1996-1999


Box 17 Folder 8 Center for Community Arts, 1996


Box 17 Folder 9 Center for Democratic Education, 1996


Box 17 Folder 10 Center for Democratic Renewal, 1996


Box 17 Folder 11 Center for New Community, 1996


Box 17 Folder 12 Center for Popular Economics, 1996


Box 17 Folder 13 Center for Third World Organizing, 1996


Box 17 Folder 14 Coalition for Human Dignity, 1996


Box 17 Folder 15 Community Resource Center, 1995-1996


Box 17 Folder 16 Consortium on Prison Education (COPE), 1996


Box 17 Folder 17 Correctional Association of New York, 1996


Box 17 Folder 18 Council on Economic Priorities, 1996


Box 17 Folder 19 Cuba Information Project, 1996


Box 17 Folder 20 DC Student Coalition Against Racism, 1996


Box 17 Folder 21 Economists Allied for Arms Reduction (ECAAR), 1996


Box 17 Folder 22 Foundation Center, 1996


Box 17 Folder 23 Fundación El Pitirre


Box 17 Folder 24 Fund for New Priorities in America, 1996


Box 17 Folder 25 Future Leaders Network, 1996


Box 17 Folder 26 Georgia Rural Urban Summit, 1996


Box 17 Folder 27 Global Exchange, 1996


Box 17 Folder 28 Andrew Goodman Foundation, 1996


Box 17 Folder 29 Grassroots International, 1996-1997



Box 18 Folder 1 Gray Panthers, 1996


Box 18 Folder 2 Hispanic AIDS Forum, 1996


Box 18 Folder 3 Human Serve Campaign for Universal Registration, 1996


Box 18 Folder 4 Institute for Food and Development Policy, 1996


Box 18 Folder 5 Interhemispheric Resource Center, 1996


Box 18 Folder 6 International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission,, 1996


Box 18 Folder 7 International Helping Hands, 1996


Box 18 Folder 8 Kentucky Local Governance Project, 1996


Box 18 Folder 9 Lambi Fund of Haiti, 1995-1996


Box 18 Folder 10 Latin America Working Group, 1996-1997


Box 18 Folder 11 Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives, 1996


Box 18 Folder 12 Marrowbone La Mazorca Cooperative, Inc., 1995-1997


Box 18 Folder 13 Media Ownership Project, 1996


Box 18 Folder 14 Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute, 1996


Box 18 Folder 15 Missouri Citizen Education Fund, 1995-1996


Box 18 Folder 16 Montana Human Rights Network, 1996


Box 18 Folder 17 National Association for Public Interest Law (NAPIL), 1996


Box 18 Folder 18 National Coalition of Education Activists (NCEA), 1996


Box 18 Folder 19 National Commission for Democracy in México, USA, 1996


Box 18 Folder 20 National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, 1996


Box 18 Folder 21 National Jobs for All Coalition, 1995-1996


Box 18 Folder 22 National Labor Committee, 1995-1996


Box 18 Folder 23 National Lawyers Guild, 1996



Box 19 Folder 1 National Security News Service, 1996


Box 19 Folder 2 Natural Guard, 1996


Box 19 Folder 3 National Coalition Against Malicious Harassment, 1996


Box 19 Folder 4 Pacific News Service, 1996-1997


Box 19 Folder 5 Parliamentarians for Global Action, 1996-1997


Box 19 Folder 6 Penn Center Sea Island Preservation Project, 1996


Box 19 Folder 7 Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada, 1995-1996


Box 19 Folder 8 Paul Robeson Fund for Independent Media, 1996


Box 19 Folder 9 Rural Organizing Project, 1996


Box 19 Folder 10 Southeast Regional Economic Justice Network, 1996-1997


Box 19 Folder 11 Southern Echo, Inc., 1996-1997


Box 19 Folder 12 Maurice and Jane Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice,, 1996


Box 19 Folder 13 Symphony Space, 1996


Box 19 Folder 14 WBAI--Pacifica Radio, 1996


Box 19 Folder 15 White Earth Land Recovery Project, 1996


Box 19 Folder 16 Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, 1996


Box 19 Folder 17 Women's WORLD (World Organization for Rights, Literature & Development),, 1996-1997


Box 19 Folder 18 Working Group on Funding Lesbian and Gay Issues, 1996


Box 19 Folder 19 YouthAction, 1996


Box 19 Folder 20 Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA), 1997


Box 19 Folder 21 Abya Yala Fund, 1997-1998


Box 19 Folder 22 Africa Fund, 1997


Box 19 Folder 23 Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN),, 1997


Box 19 Folder 24 Bill of Rights Education Project, 1996-1997


Box 19 Folder 25 Bread and Roses Cultural Project, 1997



Box 20 Folder 1 Campus Action, 1997


Box 20 Folder 2 Center for Campus Organizing, 1997


Box 20 Folder 3 Center for Democratic Education, 1997


Box 20 Folder 4 Center for Democratic Renewal, 1997


Box 20 Folder 5 Center for Human Rights Legal Action, 1996-1997


Box 20 Folder 6 Center for International Policy, 1996-1997


Box 20 Folder 7 Center for New Community, 1997


Box 20 Folder 8 Citizen's Movement for Democracy, 1997


Box 20 Folder 9 Coalition for Human Dignity, 1996-1997


Box 20 Folder 10 Community Resource Center (CRC), 1997


Box 20 Folder 11 Correctional Association of New York, 1997


Box 20 Folder 12 Council on Economic Priorities (CEP), 1996-1997


Box 20 Folder 13 DC Student Coalition Against Racism, 1997


Box 20 Folder 14 Earth Communications Radio for Peace International, 1997


Box 20 Folder 15 Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR), 1997


Box 20 Folder 16 Foundation Center, 1997


Box 20 Folder 17 Fundación SIDA, 1997


Box 20 Folder 18 Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Teachers Network (GLSTN), 1996-1997


Box 20 Folder 19 Georgia Rural Urban Summit, 1997


Box 20 Folder 20 Global Center, 1996-1997


Box 20 Folder 21 Global Exchange, 1997



Box 21 Folder 1 Globalvision, 1997


Box 21 Folder 2 Andrew Goodman Foundation, 1997


Box 21 Folder 3 Harlem Restoration Project, 1996-1997


Box 21 Folder 4 Highlander Research and Education Center, 1997


Box 21 Folder 5 Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, 1997


Box 21 Folder 6 Institute for Food and Development Policy, 1997


Box 21 Folder 7 Interhemispheric Resource Center, 1997


Box 21 Folder 8 International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission,, 1997-1998


Box 21 Folder 9 International Helping Hands, 1996-1997


Box 21 Folder 10 Irish Immigration Center, 1996-1997


Box 21 Folder 11 Lambi Fund of Haiti, 1996-1997


Box 21 Folder 12 Lamp of Hope Project, 1996-1997


Box 21 Folder 13 Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives, 1997


Box 21 Folder 14 Media Ownership Project, 1997


Box 21 Folder 15 Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute, 1997


Box 21 Folder 16 Minuteman Media, 1997-1998


Box 21 Folder 17 Missouri Citizen Education Fund, 1996-1997


Box 21 Folder 18 Montana Human Rights Network, 1997


Box 21 Folder 19 Mother Jones, 1997-1998


Box 21 Folder 20 National Alliance for Choice in Giving, 1997


Box 21 Folder 21 National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 1997


Box 21 Folder 22 National Coalition for Haitian Rights, 1997


Box 21 Folder 23 National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, 1996-1997


Box 21 Folder 24 National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, 1997


Box 21 Folder 25 National Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice, 1997



Box 22 Folder 1 National Labor Committee, 1997


Box 22 Folder 2 National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (NNIRR), 1997


Box 22 Folder 3 Nevada Empowered Women's Project, 1997


Box 22 Folder 4 New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault, 1996-1997


Box 22 Folder 5 Northwest Coalition Against Malicious Harassment, 1996-1997


Box 22 Folder 6 Political Research Associates (PRA), 1997-1999


Box 22 Folder 7 Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada, 1997


Box 22 Folder 8 Paul Robeson Fund for Independent Media, 1997


Box 22 Folder 9 Rocky Mountain Media Watch, 1997-1998


Box 22 Folder 10 Shared Interest, 1997


Box 22 Folder 11 Southeast Regional Economic Justice Network, 1997


Box 22 Folder 12 Southern Echo, Inc., 1997


Box 22 Folder 13 Maurice and Jane Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice,, 1997


Box 22 Folder 14 Sustainable America, 1997


Box 22 Folder 15 Symphony Space, 1997


Box 22 Folder 16 UE Research and Education Fund, 1997


Box 22 Folder 17 United for a Fair Economy, 1997


Box 22 Folder 18 United States Urban-Rural Mission, 1997


Box 22 Folder 19 U.S./Guatemala Labor Education Project, 1997


Box 22 Folder 20 Vermont International Film Foundation, 1997


Box 22 Folder 21 Washington Office on Haiti, 1997



Box 23 Folder 1 WBAI--Pacifica Radio, 1997


Box 23 Folder 2 White Earth Land Recovery Project, 1996-1997


Box 23 Folder 3 Women's Funding Network, 1996-1997


Box 23 Folder 4 Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, 1997


Box 23 Folder 5 World Federalist Association, 1996-1998


Box 23 Folder 6 YouthAction, 1997


Box 23 Folder 7 Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA), 1998


Box 23 Folder 8 Africa Fund, 1998


Box 23 Folder 9 American Friends Service Committee, 1998-2000


Box 23 Folder 10 Appalachian Community Fund, Inc., 1998


Box 23 Folder 11 Arise for Social Justice, 1998


Box 23 Folder 12 Bill of Rights Education Project, 1998-1999


Box 23 Folder 13 Black Radical Congress, 1998


Box 23 Folder 14 Black Workers for Justice, 1998


Box 23 Folder 15 California Latino Civil Rights Network, 1998


Box 23 Folder 16 Center for Campus Organizing, 1998


Box 23 Folder 17 Center for International Policy, 1998-1999


Box 23 Folder 18 Coalition for Human Dignity, 1998


Box 23 Folder 19 Community Resource Center, 1998


Box 23 Folder 20 Correctional Association of New York, 1998


Box 23 Folder 21 Critical Resistance: Beyond the Prison Industrial Complex Conference,, 1998


Box 23 Folder 22 Democracy Now!--Pacifica Radio, 1998


Box 23 Folder 23 Democracy Resource Center, 1997-1998


Box 23 Folder 24 Development Gap, 1997-1998


Box 23 Folder 25 Foundation Center, 1998


Box 23 Folder 26 Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), 1998



Box 24 Folder 1 Georgia Rural Urban Summit, 1998


Box 24 Folder 2 Globalvision/The Global Center, 1998


Box 24 Folder 3 Andrew Goodman Foundation, 1998


Box 24 Folder 4 Government Accountability Project (GAP), 1997-1998


Box 24 Folder 5 Grassroots International, 1997-1999


Box 24 Folder 6 Grassroots Leadership, 1998-2003


Box 24 Folder 7 Hague Appeal for Peace/World Federalist Movement, 1998-1999


Box 24 Folder 8 Haiti Support Project, 1998-1999


Box 24 Folder 9 Institute for Food and Development Policy, 1997-1998


Box 24 Folder 10 Institute for Southern Studies, 1998


Box 24 Folder 11 Interhemispheric Resource Center, 1998-1999


Box 24 Folder 12 International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC),, 1998


Box 24 Folder 13 International Helping Hands, 1997-1998


Box 24 Folder 14 International Indian Treaty Council, 1998


Box 24 Folder 15 Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization, 1997


Box 24 Folder 16 Jefferson Center, 1997-1998


Box 24 Folder 17 Just Economics, 1998-1999


Box 24 Folder 18 Kensington Welfare Rights Union, 1998-1999


Box 24 Folder 19 Lambi Fund of Haiti, 1997-2000



Box 25 Folder 1 Libraries for the Future, 1997-1998


Box 25 Folder 2 Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives, 1998


Box 25 Folder 3 Montana Human Rights Network, 1998


Box 25 Folder 4 National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, 1998


Box 25 Folder 5 National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, 1998


Box 25 Folder 6 National Lawyers Guild, 1998


Box 25 Folder 7 National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (NNIRR), 1998


Box 25 Folder 8 NGO Committee on Disarmament, Inc., 1997-1998


Box 25 Folder 9 Nicaragua Network Education Fund, 1998


Box 25 Folder 10 Northwest Coalition Against Malicious Harassment, 1998


Box 25 Folder 11 Oxfam America, 1998-1999


Box 25 Folder 12 Penn Center Sea Island Preservation Project, 1997-1998


Box 25 Folder 13 Prisoners' Legal Services of New York, 1997-1998


Box 25 Folder 14 Professionals' Network for Social Responsibility, 1998


Box 25 Folder 15 Public Interest Law Center of New Jersey, 1997-1998


Box 25 Folder 16 Radio for Peace International, 1998


Box 25 Folder 17 Paul Robeson Fund for Independent Media, 1998-1999


Box 25 Folder 18 Rural Organizing Project, 1997-1998


Box 25 Folder 19 Shared Interest, 1998


Box 25 Folder 20 Southwest Network for Environmental and Economic Justice, 1997-1998


Box 25 Folder 21 Symphony Space, 1996-1998


Box 25 Folder 22 United for a Fair Economy, 1998



Box 26 Folder 1 Urban Justice Center, 1998


Box 26 Folder 2 US + Cuba Medical Project (USCUMED), 1998


Box 26 Folder 3 Vermont International Film Festival, 1998


Box 26 Folder 4 Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, 1997-1999


Box 26 Folder 5 Workplace Project, 1997-1998


Box 26 Folder 6 World Federalist Association, 1998


Box 26 Folder 7 YouthAction, 1997-1998


Box 26 Folder 8 Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA), 1998-1999


Box 26 Folder 9 Africa Fund, 1999-2000


Box 26 Folder 10 American Jewish World Service/Comité de Emergencia Garífuna, 1999


Box 26 Folder 11 Bill of Rights Education Project, 1999


Box 26 Folder 12 Bread and Roses Cultural Project, 1999


Box 26 Folder 13 Center for Democratic Education, 1998-1999


Box 26 Folder 14 Center for Democratic Renewal, 1999


Box 26 Folder 15 Center for Ethical Leadership--Soul of a Citizen, by Paul Rogat Loeb, 1999-2000


Box 26 Folder 16 Center for New Community, 1998-1999


Box 26 Folder 17 Coalition for Human Dignity, 1999


Box 26 Folder 18 Columbia Law School Program in Human and Civil Rights, 1999


Box 26 Folder 19 Commonwealth Education Project/Mass Votes for Clean Elections,, 1999


Box 26 Folder 20 Community Resource Center, 1999


Box 26 Folder 21 Correctional Association of New York, 1999-2000


Box 26 Folder 22 CUNY Emergency Legal Defense Project, 1999


Box 26 Folder 23 Democracy Now!--Pacifica Radio, 1999


Box 26 Folder 24 Democracy Resource Center, 1998-1999



Box 27 Folder 1 Disarm Education Fund--"Between Friends/Entre Amigos" Concert,, 1999


Box 27 Folder 2 Foundation Center, 1999


Box 27 Folder 3 Fund for New Priorities in America--Global News Network, 1999


Box 27 Folder 4 Funding Exchange, 1999


Box 27 Folder 5 Georgia Rural Urban Summit, 1999


Box 27 Folder 6 Global Exchange, 1998-1999


Box 27 Folder 7 Government Accountability Project, 1999-2000


Box 27 Folder 8 Grassroots International, 1999


Box 27 Folder 9 Highlander Research and Education Center, 1999


Box 27 Folder 10 Institute for Food and Development Policy, 1999


Box 27 Folder 11 International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC),, 1999-2000


Box 27 Folder 12 International Indian Treaty Council, 1999-2000


Box 27 Folder 13 Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization, 1999


Box 27 Folder 14 Kensington Welfare Rights Union, 1999


Box 27 Folder 15 Labor Education & Research Project, 1998-1999


Box 27 Folder 16 Lambi Fund of Haiti, 1998-1999



Box 28 Folder 1 Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives, 1999


Box 28 Folder 2 MADRE, 1999


Box 28 Folder 3 Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute, 1998


Box 28 Folder 4 Minuteman Media, 1999


Box 28 Folder 5 Montana Human Rights Network, 1999-2000


Box 28 Folder 6 Mother Jones, 1999


Box 28 Folder 7 National Coalition of Education Activists (NCEA), 1999


Box 28 Folder 8 National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, 1998-1999


Box 28 Folder 9 National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, 1999


Box 28 Folder 10 National Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice, 1998-1999


Box 28 Folder 11 National Labor Committee in Support of Worker and Human Rights,, 1998-1999


Box 28 Folder 12 National Lawyers Guild, 1999-2000


Box 28 Folder 13 National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights/Center for Immigrant Rights,, 1998-2000


Box 28 Folder 14 National Network of Grantmakers, 1998-1999


Box 28 Folder 15 Natural Resources Defense Council, 1999


Box 28 Folder 16 Nicaragua-United States Friendship Office, 1999


Box 28 Folder 17 Northwest Coalition Against Malicious Harassment, 1999


Box 28 Folder 18 Peace Action, 1999


Box 28 Folder 19 Penn Center Land Use and Environmental Education Program, 1999


Box 28 Folder 20 People's Rights Fund--Emergency Mobilization to Stop the War, 1999


Box 28 Folder 21 Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada (PLAN), 1999-2000



Box 29 Folder 1 Progressive Media Project, 1999


Box 29 Folder 2 Paul Robeson Fund for Independent Media, 1999-2000


Box 29 Folder 3 Rural Organizing Project, 1999


Box 29 Folder 4 Shared Interest, 1998-2000


Box 29 Folder 5 Southeast Regional Economic Justice Network, 1999


Box 29 Folder 6 Maurice and Jane Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice,, 1999-2000


Box 29 Folder 7 Symphony Space, 1999


Box 29 Folder 8 UE Research & Education Fund, 1998-1999


Box 29 Folder 9 U.S./Labor Education in the Americas Project, 1999-2000


Box 29 Folder 10 Vermont International Film Foundation, 1999


Box 29 Folder 11 WBAI--Pacifica Radio, 1998-1999


Box 29 Folder 12 Workplace Project--Centro de Derechos Laborales, 1999


Box 29 Folder 13 World Federalist Association, 1999


Box 29 Folder 14 YouthAction, 1999


Box 29 Folder 15 Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA), 1999-2000


Box 29 Folder 16 Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN),, 1999-2000


Box 29 Folder 17 Barbara Nimri Aziz, 2000


Box 29 Folder 18 Bread and Roses Cultural Project, 2000


Box 29 Folder 19 Center for Campus Organizing, 1999-2000


Box 29 Folder 20 Center for Economic Justice, 2000-2001


Box 29 Folder 21 Center for Ethical Leadership--Soul of a Citizen, by Paul Rogat Loeb


Box 29 Folder 22 Center for New Community, 2000



Box 30 Folder 1 Correctional Association of New York, 2000


Box 30 Folder 2 Critical Resistance East: Beyond the Prison Industrial Complex--Brecht Forum,, 2000


Box 30 Folder 3 Culture Project--The Exonerated by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, 2000


Box 30 Folder 4 Democracy Resource Center, 2000-2001


Box 30 Folder 5 Downtown Residents for Community Empowerment, 2000


Box 30 Folder 6 Farm Labor Research Project, 2000


Box 30 Folder 7 Foundation Center, 1999-2000


Box 30 Folder 8 Global Exchange, 1999-2000


Box 30 Folder 9 Grassroots International, 2000-2001


Box 30 Folder 10 Grassroots Leadership, 1999-2001


Box 30 Folder 11 Hague Appeal for Peace, 1999-2000


Box 30 Folder 12 Charles Horman Truth Project, 2000


Box 30 Folder 13 Institute for Food and Development Policy, 1999-2000


Box 30 Folder 14 Institute for Southern Studies, 2000


Box 30 Folder 15 Interhemispheric Resource Center, 1999-2001


Box 30 Folder 16 International Indian Treaty Council, 2000


Box 30 Folder 17 Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization--John Brown Lives!,, 1999-2000


Box 30 Folder 18 Labor Education & Research Project, 2000



Box 31 Folder 1 Lambi Fund of Haiti, 1999-2000


Box 31 Folder 2 Lawyers' Committee on Nuclear Policy, 2000


Box 31 Folder 3 Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives, 2000


Box 31 Folder 4 Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute, 2000


Box 31 Folder 5 Minuteman Media, 1999-2000


Box 31 Folder 6 National Lawyers Guild, 1999-2000


Box 31 Folder 7 National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, 2000


Box 31 Folder 8 National Coalition of Education Activists, 2000


Box 31 Folder 9 National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, 2000


Box 31 Folder 10 National Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice, 2000


Box 31 Folder 11 National Network of Grantmakers, 2000


Box 31 Folder 12 Peace Action Education Fund, 2000


Box 31 Folder 13 Leonard Peltier Defense Committee--Global Exchange, 2000-2001


Box 31 Folder 14 Leonard Peltier Defense Committee--Texas Civil Rights Project,, 2000


Box 31 Folder 15 Progreso Latino--United Workers Committee, 2000-2001


Box 31 Folder 16 Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada, 1999-2000


Box 31 Folder 17 Progressive Media Project, 2000-2001



Box 32 Folder 1 Radio for Peace International, 1999-2000


Box 32 Folder 2 Paul Robeson Fund for Independent Media, 2000


Box 32 Folder 3 Symphony Space, 2000


Box 32 Folder 4 UE Research & Education Fund, 1999-2000


Box 32 Folder 5 United for a Fair Economy, 1999-2000


Box 32 Folder 6 Urban Justice Center, 1999-2000


Box 32 Folder 7 Vietnam Peace 25th Anniversary Committee--Brecht Forum, 2000


Box 32 Folder 8 White Earth Land Recovery Project, 1999-2000


Box 32 Folder 9 World Federalist Association, 2000


Box 32 Folder 10 YouthAction, 1998-2000


Box 32 Folder 11 Barbara Nimri Aziz, 2001


Box 32 Folder 12 Center for Third World Organizing, 2000-2001


Box 32 Folder 13 Correctional Association of New York, 2001


Box 32 Folder 14 Family Learning Project, 2001


Box 32 Folder 15 Foundation Center, 2001


Box 32 Folder 16 Grassroots International, 2001


Box 32 Folder 17 Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, 2001


Box 32 Folder 18 Prison Moratorium Project, 2001


Box 32 Folder 19 Progreso Latino--United Workers Committee, 2001


Box 32 Folder 20 Southeast Regional Economic Justice Network, 2001-2002



Box 33 Folder 1 Tides Foundation, 2001-2002


Box 33 Folder 2 Workers Defense League, 2001


Box 33 Folder 3 Foundation Center, 2002


Box 33 Folder 4 Global Exchange, 2002


Box 33 Folder 5 Hague Appeal for Peace, 2003


Box 33 Folder 6 Progreso Latino--United Workers Committee, 2003


Box 33 Folder 7 Public Media, Inc., 2002


Subseries 3.3: New Leaders Grants, 2001-2004

In January 2001, the Boehm Foundation changed its grant guidelines to focus its spending on two categories of multi-year grants: New Leaders Grants and Capacity Building Grants. As the brochure describing New Leaders Grants put it, they were designed to be "two-year general support grants ranging in size from $7,500 to $10,000 per year." New Leaders grants were intended to "support grassroots organizations that nurture progressive new activists and young leaders through work on specific public/private policy campaigns that address the Foundation's areas of concern." The material included in this subseries includes correspondence about the grant process, ranging from letters of inquiry to proposals to progress reports to published materials relating to the grantee organization's activities.

The material in this subseries is arranged in alphabetical order according to the name of the grantee organization. Please note that any grantee organization named after a person takes the last name of the person for purposes of alphabetization. For example, "Maurice and Jane Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice" is alphabetized under "S," for "Sugar."


Box 33 Folder 8 Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, 2001-2002


Box 33 Folder 9 Bill of Rights Education Project, 2001


Box 33 Folder 10 Center for Economic Justice, 2001-2003


Box 33 Folder 11 Center for New Community, 2001-2003


Box 33 Folder 12 Critical Resistance, 2001-2002


Box 33 Folder 13 Grassroots Leadership, 2001-2002


Box 33 Folder 14 International Indian Treaty Council, 2001-2002


Box 33 Folder 15 Jefferson Center for Education and Research, 2000-2002


Box 33 Folder 16 Kentucky Fairness Alliance, 2001-2002


Box 33 Folder 17 Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives, 2001-2002


Box 33 Folder 18 Maine Rural Workers Coalition, 2001-2002



Box 34 Folder 1 National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, 2003-2004


Box 34 Folder 2 Picture the Homeless, 2001-2002


Box 34 Folder 3 Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada, 2002-2003


Box 34 Folder 4 Southwest Alliance to Resist Militarization (SWARM)/Peace Development Fund,, 2001-2002


Box 34 Folder 5 Maurice and Jane Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice,, 2001-2002


Box 34 Folder 6 White Earth Land Recovery Project, 2001-2003


Box 34 Folder 7 United States Student Association Foundation, 2001-2004


Box 34 Folder 8 Youth Force Coalition, 2001


Subseries 3.4: Capacity Building Grants, 1999-2004

Though officially launched in 2001 as the companion to the New Leaders program, Capacity Building Grants were given out by the Boehm Foundation on occasion before this period. As indicated in the Foundation's published guidelines from 2001, Capacity Building Grants were "two- or three-year grants ranging in size from $25,000 to $50,000 per year" and were "intended to help progressive organizations that are at a critical juncture in their development." Similar grants that were issued by the Boehm Foundation prior to 2001 may be found in Series II: Special Projects. As is the case in subseries 2 and 3, this subseries includes correspondence between the Boehm Foundation and the grantee organizations. However, due to the more substantial nature of the grants and the more rigorous application process, this subseries often contains more detailed applications and more extensive background information about the grantee organizations than the other subseries.

The material in this subseries is arranged in alphabetical order according to the name of the grantee organization.


Box 34 Folder 9-10 Africa Fund/Africa Action, 1999-2004



Box 35 Folder 1 Grassroots International, 2001-2004


Box 35 Folder 2 Highlander Research and Education Center, 2000-2004


Box 35 Folder 3-4 Institute for Policy Studies, 2000-2004


Box 35 Folder 5 Institute for Southern Studies, 2001-2005


Box 35 Folder 6 Labor Education & Research Project, 2001-2003


Box 35 Folder 7 National Coalition of Education Activists, 1999-2001



Box 36 Folder 1-2 National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, 2000-2004


Box 36 Folder 3-4 United for a Fair Economy, 2000-2004


Box 36 Folder f.5 U.S./Labor Education in the Americas Project, 2001-2004